Thursday, November 23, 2006

Ironic if not too suprising - corrupt anti-corruption officials

Helsingin Sanomat reports that Finnish border guards turned back some high ranking Chinese anti-corruption officials for trying to gain entry to the country with a fake letter of invitation. A nice touch that HS doesn't really draw attention to is that the fake letter is meant to be from the Finnish Ministry of Justice and signed by a very un-Finnish sounding "Jim Sebastian"! Even in multicultural Britain or France a letter from a govt. official named "Pekka Ilmiökorpi" or "Suvi Saarenpää" might raise an eyebrow or two.

1 comment:

Antti Leppänen said...

The anti-corruption officials had crafted themselves an invitation to the "Finnish National University", as can be seen from the caption. (Is the access to Google that restricted in China?) That must have been one thing that the border guards paid attention to, but why is the Hesari piece talking about "University of Helsinki"?